Is your TPS or DED expiring? Read the latest updates for all TPS and DED programs. Find information about your country’s TPS. Learn about your options after TPS expires.
Is your TPS expiring in 2020? Find out what you need to know about DED and TPS expiring soon.
Update April 1, 2020:
DED Liberia has been extended.
The government has extended the amount of time for DED Liberia to end. Go to the DED Liberia page for details.
Update March 12, 2020:
The TPS Somalia registration period has opened.
TPS Somalia has been extended through September 17, 2021. You need to re-register. Go to the TPS Somalia page for details.
Update January 5, 2020:
TPS Yemen has been extended.
TPS for Yemen has been extended for 18 months through Sept. 3, 2021. Keep checking the USCIS Yemen webpage for details.
Update December 28, 2019
A new bill passed in the US Senate. It gives Liberians in the USA with DED status access to permanent residency and a path to citizenship. Go to the DED Liberia page for details.
Update November 4, 2019
TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan, has been extended.
The US government published a notice in the Federal Register. The notice says that TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras and Nepal is extended until TPS court cases have been settled.
What does this mean for TPS holders?
If you have TPS for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, or Sudan, your TPS documents are automatically extended to January 4, 2021.
Updates October 29, 2019:
1) TPS El Salvador has been extended, according to a government announcement.
This means that TPS holders from El Salvador can now live and work in the USA until at least January 4, 2021.
2) A federal judge has said that the courts cannot stop the government from ending DED Liberia.
This means that DED Liberia is still set to expire on March 20, 2020.
We will update our pages when we have more information.
Update August 1, 2019: TPS Syria has been extended for 18 months.
Today the Department of Homeland Security extended TPS Syria for eighteen months from September 30, 2019. See TPS Syria for more details.
Update June 2019: Parents with children in the CAM program should get a letter from the US government.
Are you from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala and was your application to the Central American Minors Program (CAM) conditionally approved? Do you still have legal status in the USA? The government is starting to process approved CAM applications. The government is sending a letter like this to parents who were conditionally approved for CAM. If you believe you still qualify and have not received the letter, IRAP can help you. Read information about CAM from IRAP and find contact information for IRAP. The information is also in Spanish.
Call the CAM hotlines for information:
USA: +1 (917) 410-7546 • El Salvador: +503 2113 3539
Or email for help: info@menoresCAM.com
Update May 2019: What did the government announce about Nepal TPS and Honduras TPS in May 2019?
The government issued a new announcement on May 10, 2019. The government says, “Beneficiaries under the TPS designations for Nepal and Honduras will retain their TPS, provided that an individual’s TPS status is not withdrawn because of ineligibility.” This announcement is because of a court decision.
Update April 2019: News about the children of TPS holders from Honduras, El Salvador and of people from Guatemala
April 12, 2019: A US court has said the US government must process the children who were approved to come to the USA under the Central American Minors Program. The children were coming to join their parents, many of whom are TPS holders from Honduras and El Salvador. But the program was closed by the government in 2017, and almost 2,700 children were stopped from coming. The court order only applies to children who were already in the program. The program is not taking any new applications.
Update March 2019: What is the latest news about DED for Liberians?
March 28, 2019: The US government has announced that Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for people from Liberia has been extended until March 30, 2020.
Updates February/March 2019: What is the latest news about TPS?
February 28, 2019: the Department of Homeland Security said TPS has been temporarily extended for four countries. TPS holders from El Salvador, Haiti, Sudan and Nicaragua will get an automatic extension to January 2020. The extension applies to employment authorization documents too. Read the DHS notice.
March 8, 2019: the Department of Homeland Security said TPS had been extended for South Sudan. Read the DHS notice about South Sudan.
March 12, 2019: the government agreed to delay the end of TPS for Honduras and Nepal. TPS for these two countries will not end until further notice is given. The final date will depend on the result of a court case. If the court case result allows TPS to end, Nepali and Honduran TPS holders will still have at least 120 days to leave after the order is given. We will update this page as soon as we have more information. You can also check the USCIS website for announcements. Check for any new USCIS announcements about Honduras and Nepal here.
What happened and why is my TPS expiring?
In 2017, the US government said that the TPS program is slowly ending. TPS and DED expires (ends) for people on different dates. Some of these dates may change again due to a court case that has not been decided yet.
Please click on the country names below for information about TPS by country and about your options. The information is in English and translated into your own language.
TPS for El Salvador expires on January 4, 2021.
TPS for Haiti expires on January 4, 2021.
TPS for Honduras expires on January 4, 2021.
DED for people from Liberia ends on March 30, 2020. DED holders now have a path to permanent residence in the USA.
TPS for Nepal expires on January 4, 2021.
TPS for Nicaragua expires on January 4, 2021.
TPS for Somalia has been extended until September 17, 2021.
TPS for South Sudan expires on November 2, 2020.
TPS for Sudan expires on January 4, 2021.
TPS for Syria expires on March 31, 2021.
TPS for Yemen expires on September 3, 2021.
What does TPS expiring mean for me and my family?
If you are a TPS holder from one of the above countries, your protection will end on the dates shown above. This means you will have to change your status or leave the United States. If you do nothing, you will become an undocumented immigrant. You will risk arrest and deportation.
What should I do now with DED or TPS expiring?
1) Read the page above that is about your country’s TPS or DED.
2) You can also read information online to make sure you are informed about your choices.
3) You can seek legal help from a professional who specializes in immigration.
4) Read more information online:
- Know your rights – Informed Immigrant TPS resources
- Find adjustment opportunities for people with TPS and people whose TPS will expire
Find immigration resources in your community
Please use our FindHello database to look for organizations in your community that help with immigration matters and legal advice.
The Informed Immigrant database also lists hundreds of organizations, state by state, that help immigrants.
What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?
TPS offers protection to people in the United States who cannot safely go back to their homeland. This may be because of conflict or because of natural disasters. TPS applies to some people from just ten countries.
TPS allows people to stay in the United States and work legally, but it does not give them citizenship or a green card. TPS holders can stay at least six months. Some TPS holders have been allowed to stay for more than ten years.
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